The Kubota Collection features Itchiku Kubota's unique work in a new book by Cas Holmes.
In the book, Cas explores the effect our local landscape has on our own memories and imagination – The book showcases the author's own personal, local pieces and travel diaries, as well as work from international artists, including Itchiku Kubota's Symphony of Light series from the collection.
She explains that "In Japan, the painting of cloth manifests itself as a wearable art form in the canvas of the kimono. The patterns and colors express a cultural appreciation of the landscape, where the natural world and seasonal changes provide the richest source of inspiration. She goes on to say that "One of the most impressive representations of this art form can be seen in the sublime work of Japanese artist Itchiku Kubota (1917–2003), who revived the lost art of Tsujigahana (silk dyeing) used to decorate elaborate kimono during the Muromachi Period (1333–1573)."
Marking the launch of the book, Cas is exhibiting at the Knitting and Stitching Show from 11-14 October 2018 at Alexandra Palace, London.
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